London olympics - updates

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Retroactive doping test catches Russian gold medalist

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:32 AM

There are 7 medalists on the latest list of dope cheats released by the International Olympic Committee but the Russian 3000m women s steeplechase winner is the only champion on the list

DOPING. Russia's gold medalist Yuliya Zaripova, seen in this file photo celebrating on the podium of the women's 3000m steeplechase at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, is caught in a retroactive doping test. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

Man who threw bottle in Bolt's Olympic race found guilty

Jan 12, 2013 - 1:52 PM

A British man who threw a plastic beer bottle onto the track shortly before the London Olympics men s 100 metres final featuring Usain Bolt was convicted of public disorder

Top 10 sports moments of 2012

Dec 25, 2012 - 12:39 PM

From the biggest scandals to the London Olympics 2012 was filled with historic moments and essentially everything we love about sport itself excitement drama and inspiration

Cyclist Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Dec 17, 2012 - 2:09 PM

Tour de France winner and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year at a star studded live ceremony in London

ROAD ACCIDENT. British cycling champ Bradley Wiggins was rushed to the hospital after a collision with a car. Screengrab from YouTube.

Top sports tweets of 2012

Dec 15, 2012 - 4:50 PM

Agence France Presse compiles its top sports tweets for 2012

US swimmer Michael Phelps poses after he received the trophy of the greatest olympic athlete of all time after he won gold in the men's 4x100m medley relay final during the swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 4, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

Olympians dominate prestigious BBC Sports Award shortlist

Nov 27, 2012 - 9:42 AM

Stars from the London Olympics dominated the list of nominees for the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year award which was revealed on Monday November 26

MURRAY RULES. Andy Murray during the US Open Men's Singles Final in Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City, September 10, 2012. Photo by Rob Loud/USTA

Mexico stuns Brazil to win gold

Aug 12, 2012 - 8:40 AM

Mexico stuns Brazil to win its first gold in the Olympic men s football tournament as Oribe Peralta s double clinched a shock 2 1 victory over the five time world champions

Boudia stuns Qiu for platform diving gold

Aug 12, 2012 - 8:36 AM

David Boudia became the first American since the great Greg Louganis to win the men s 10m platform gold with a sensational last dive victory over China s world champion Qiu Bo at the Olympics

Murata ends Japan's 48-year wait for boxing gold

Aug 12, 2012 - 8:35 AM

Middleweight Ryota Murata won Japan s first Olympic boxing gold for 48 years while bantamweight Luke Campbell claimed Britain s second gold in the ring at the London Games

Bolt's Jamaica smashes 4x100 relay record

Aug 12, 2012 - 8:33 AM

Usain Bolt s Jamaica smashed the 4x100m world record and Britain s Mo Farah clinched a magical distance double in a rousing climax to London Olympics track action

Bolt targets record in Olympic finale

Aug 11, 2012 - 9:46 PM

Russia maintains synchro stranglehold with team gold

Aug 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

Hot favorites Russia won synchronized swimming team gold on Friday to maintain their total domination of the sport stretching back to the Sydney Games in 2000

South Korea beats Japan to win first Olympic medal

Aug 11, 2012 - 2:03 PM

South Korea s men beat fierce Asian rivals Japan 2 0 in the play off for bronze to claim the country s first ever Olympic football medal

China on top after more golds

Aug 06, 2012 - 12:35 PM

China surged back to the top of the London Games medals table as they completed a historic badminton clean sweep and edged towards diving perfection

China gold rush sparks wave of patriotism

Aug 04, 2012 - 12:33 PM

From table tennis and shooting to diving and swimming the gold medals have poured in and hundreds of millions of Chinese have been glued to the wall to wall coverage of the Games on state TV

Netizens tweet in support of Filipino boxer Mark Barriga

Jul 31, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Barriga went on to dominate Cappai 17 7

Screenshot from AKTV.

Near-perfect China defends Olympic men's gymnastics crown

Jul 31, 2012 - 4:18 AM

China tops competition while Japan finished second and Britain third their first gymnastics team medal in 100 years

Olympics: Team Philippines schedule and results

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:46 PM

The schedule and results of the Philippine team competing in the 2012 Olympic Games in London

Paula Radcliffe pulls out of London Olympics due to injury

Jul 30, 2012 - 1:14 AM

Foot injury comes in the way of the world record holder s last chance for an Olympic win

Olympics Day 1: Image of the day

Jul 29, 2012 - 12:03 PM

The peleton rides down The Mall at the start of the men s road race cycle event in London on July 28 2012

The peleton rides down The Mall, in front of the Victoria Monument, at the start of the men's road race cycle event in London on July 28, 2012, during the London 2012 Olympic Games. AFP PHOTO/POOL/DANIEL BEREHULAK

Olympics: Image of the day, July 27

Jul 28, 2012 - 10:12 PM

The Olympic rings light up in fire at the opening ceremony to mark the start of the London Games

Photo courtesy of AFP

British papers laud 'golden' Olympics ceremony

Jul 28, 2012 - 11:06 AM

The country s often skeptical press all run upbeat headlines about the glittering 4 hour show which plays out in front of 80 000 spectators

Boyle: Beijing Olympics show liberated us

Jul 28, 2012 - 10:32 AM

The Slumdog Millionaire director says he felt liberated rather than daunted by Beijing 2008 s spectacular opening ceremony

Young athletes light #London2012 Olympic cauldron

Jul 28, 2012 - 8:15 AM

Queen Elizabeth II declares the games open during a colorful ceremony that celebrates British history culture and eccentricity

OLYMPIC CAULDRON. Athletes gather around the Olympic flame at the end of the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 27, 2012 at the Olympic stadium in London. AFP Photo / John MacDougall

London Olympics open

Jul 28, 2012 - 6:19 AM

UPDATED Oscar winning director Danny Boyle s cinematic ceremony is a sharp departure from Beijing 2008 s tightly choreographed spectacular

Excited London prepares to open its Games

Jul 27, 2012 - 10:00 PM

London prepares to launch the Olympic Games with a spectacular opening ceremony in front of a crowd of 80 000 and more than one billion TV viewers

A prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch, with the Olympic Rings at the background, 8 June 2011. Photo courtesy of LOCOG.

US Olympic Dream Team not unbeatable, says Tony Parker

Jul 24, 2012 - 9:32 PM

All teams can be beaten Parker said of the United States

French NBA star Tony Parker says "all teams can be beaten." Photo taken from Tony Parker's Facebook page.

Olympics: Travel forces Wimbledon stars to snub Village life

Jul 24, 2012 - 8:51 PM

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova are among those who will be snubbing the Athletes Village

Photo courtesy of Transport for London.

Olympics: London cracks down on unofficial souvenirs

Jul 21, 2012 - 1:04 PM

Strict branding laws are in place to ensure that official products are the only ones in the race

Flame makes dramatic arrival in London

Jul 21, 2012 - 12:35 AM

The Olympic flame makes a dramatic arrival in London before the opening ceremony in one week s time

Team Geek to keep Olympic Games running

Jul 19, 2012 - 11:50 AM

While athletes compete thousands of technicians will run the most connected Games in history

London chief plays down transport woes

Jul 17, 2012 - 9:46 PM

I don t think we should get out of proportion some of these issues he said

A prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch, with the Olympic Rings at the background, 8 June 2011. Photo courtesy of LOCOG.

'Future US Olympic uniforms to be made in USA'

Jul 14, 2012 - 1:48 PM

The announcement comes in the wake of bitter criticism from US lawmakers over the fact that the uniforms that US Olympians will wear at the opening and closing ceremonies in London are made in China

As Olympics approach, Southeast Asia fears collapse

Jul 11, 2012 - 8:46 AM

Shoddy management and a lack of funds look set to condemn Southeast Asia to yet another dismal Olympics with one expert warning the region s sport even faces collapse without a drastic re think

Action needed to avoid racism at Olympics: UN expert

Jul 03, 2012 - 10:57 PM

Racism is still a serious problem in sport as shown by the behaviour of some fans said the UN

Olympics: Saudis give women Games go-ahead

Jun 25, 2012 - 11:36 AM

Saudi Arabia where public sports events for women are banned will allow females to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time its embassy in London said in a landmark statement issued Sunday June 24

Are the economic benefits of hosting Olympics worth it?

Jun 24, 2012 - 2:21 PM

The economic benefits of the sporting extravaganza have been called into question

Twenty years on, Barcelona Olympic venues defy crisis

Jun 19, 2012 - 10:52 AM

Massive venues built for the Games continue to host major events despite Spain s economic crisis

Paul McCartney: rock's patriarch still going strong at 70

Jun 18, 2012 - 5:47 PM

If I m really enjoying this why retire? Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney from a performance in September 2011. Image courtesy of McCartney's official page on Facebook.

Olympics: 'Idyllic' London opening ceremony revealed

Jun 12, 2012 - 7:14 PM

London s Olympic Stadium will be transformed into a rural British idyll for the opening ceremony

'IDYLLIC' OPENING. London 2012 Olympic Games artistic Director Danny Boyle and volunteers reveal the opening set for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, 12 June 2012. Photo courtesy of LOGOC

Olympic Flame makes symbolic Irish Republic visit

Jun 07, 2012 - 9:15 AM

The Olympic flame lit up the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday June 6

Going to #London2012? Apply for visas early

May 09, 2012 - 12:14 PM

UK Border Agency expects high volume of visa applications in time for 2012 London Olympics

Heathrow Airport, Terminal 5A, Departures Hall, May 2010. Photo courtesy of BAA Airports Ltd.

Olympics: London airport gets immigration staff surge

May 03, 2012 - 10:15 PM

Britain s Border Force says it was bringing in extra people at London s Heathrow Airport

#London2012: 100 days until 'greatest show on Earth'

Apr 18, 2012 - 12:57 PM

Expats around the globe join in the 100 day countdown to the London Olympics

OLYMPIC FEVER. Measuring 11 meters high by 25 meters wide, a set of giant Olympic Rings travel on a barge past Tower Bridge in London, February 28, 2012. Photo courtesy of London 2012

Transport, security questions 100 days from Olympics

Apr 16, 2012 - 3:33 PM

While stadiums are ready with 100 days to go question marks hang over the security of the Games

Photo courtesy of Transport for London.

VIDEO: 100 days before London Olympics

Apr 15, 2012 - 10:36 AM

While the stadiums are all but ready question marks hang over the security of the Games

Pinoys to carry Olympic torch for OFWs, youth

Apr 06, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Filipino Olympic torchbearers share the inspiring stories that led them to be part of the London 2012 games

On Her Majesty's Olympic service

Apr 04, 2012 - 4:42 PM

The Arrival will show Craig arriving at the palace to get instructions from the Queen

Britain's Queen Elizabeth (L) meets actor Daniel Craig (R) during the world premiere of the James Bond movie "Casino Royale" 14 November 2006 at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square, London. The Sun newspaper reported Craig, as Bond, has been shooting scenes at Buckingham Palace as part of the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games, to be held in London. AFP PHOTO/POOL/Stephen Hird

Ian Thorpe's Olympic dreams come to an end

Mar 18, 2012 - 10:33 PM

The 5 time Olympic champion failed to qualify for the London Olympics in his last bid for the games